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Episode Info: that I couldn’t get on my own. Reading The Singularity Is Near by Ray Kurzweil Choosing to write computer code (because I was afraid of it). This has allowed Michael to become a freelancer Deciding to start a business. Not just to make money or be free, it was also to deal with conflict. I was conflict averse, and I new that if I started a business, I’d end up in a lot of difficult situations. Getting arrested. I learned that I have a tendency to get bored if I am not stimulated and so I need to point that in productive directions.   2:13:05 What are some inner areas that hold you back or have held you back and how have you been able to overcome them? Constant internal criticism   2:19:25 What is your favourite quote? ‘The only constant is change’ ‘For some reason I can’t be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be, and you can’t be what you ought to be until what I am ought to be, and that is the interconnected nature of reality’ – Martin Luther King Jr ‘Somewhere something incredible is waiting to be known’ – Carl Sagan It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with questions longer – Albert Einstein   2:23:40 What are the best books you’ve read and/or resources that you’ve got the most from or would most recommend? The Singularity Is Near by Ray Kurzweil A Demon Haunted World by Carl Sagan The Magic Of Reality by Richard Dawkins How To Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie The New Human Rights Movement by Peter Joseph Behave by Dr Robert Sapolsky Waking Up by Sam Harris Bullshit Jobs by David Graeber   2:29:35 Best Movies, TV Shows & Documentaries? Back to the Future Trilogy Interstellar Finding Nemo Moon Zeitgeist 2 & 3 Home Chef’s Table Cosmos (both) Anything by Louis Theroux Human   2:31:50 What are your predictions for your industry in the next 5 to 10 years? Difficult to tell. In the web programming space, it’s a bit of a mess. Everyone’s adding new stuff all the time and it’s overwhelming. Everyone wants you to use their thing and there’s a million things to do one job. The internet of things to make things smart objects. Every year we add more data that we had in total up to the renaissance   2:34:40 Did you achieve your goals that you set yourself over the last 12 months? Yes and more than I thought which was a first   2:39:00 What goals have you set yourself over the next 12 months? Are there any that you’re willing share with us that we could help by keeping you accountable? Stay consistent and don’t deviate. Keep learning and double my salary. Grow the side business consistently To be at least on track to writing a book on homeless people – To tell their stories to try and humanise them Have a second side business – building and finishing an application   2:41:35 Who are you looking to connect with? Anyone that wants to build things that have real value Anyone in the medical software industry Anyone with a good chunk of capital and the balls to do something fun   2:44:45 Where can our listeners reach you? Facebook Instagram   2:45:40 What is consciousness? Bottom line – I don’t know It seems to be an emergent property of the brain   Join us at the next MindAim Conference where many of our Podcast guests present live! CLICK HERE for more information plus free tickets to our next event! The post 032: Science, Coding, Working For Tesla, Business, Happiness, Habits, Money, Consciousness & More, All In One Extraordinary Conversation With Michael Zupecki appeared first on White Pony Network. .........
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